A Republic Proclaimed: 1916 exhib National Museum Ireland Collin’s Barracks

Ireland making history.

Arran Q Henderson

The National Museum of Ireland (NMI) possesses the largest and best collection of material related to the Easter 1916 Rising, (as it does with many other events and periods in our history) With their resources and the expertise, both internal and external they can draw on,  nobody realistically is better qualified or equipped to interpret that material. No surprise then that although there other first class exhibitions around Dublin, this is single most important one in the country. For overseas visitors to Dublin on a short trip, this is the “must-see” 1916 show, at least as far as exhibitions go. Visits to historic sites are a different matter, see footnote end of page. This is a brilliant exhibition.

It was crowded the day we visited. But admittedly that was Saturday Easter weekend, immediately before the huge Dublin centenary parade the following day. It won’t always be so packed. The space…

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I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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